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What to choose, a crappy .info or .com but with dash?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SmartBoyZ, Apr 20, 2012.

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  1. SmartBoyZ

    SmartBoyZ Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi, I need your help/advice. I am doing kw research today, come up with some questions:
    1) Should I choose a DOMAIN-NAME.com or a DOMAINNAME.info? what's your reason?
    2) Can I use 4 instead of for in some cases? Like, would you choose treatments4blah.com or treatments-for-blah.com if they're all available.

    Thanks.
     
  2. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    1. DOMAIN-NAME.com - reason:look in serps and u understand
    2. both suck but i'd take the '4' because is more brandable.
    3. best option - buy the EMD .com from Sedo if available
     
  3. celyst

    celyst Newbie

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    Some people say .COM is easier to rank, some say it doesn't matter. I'll probably try to go with a .COM though. It doesn't necessarily have to be a perfect match, sometimes keyword<x>.com is ok too.
     
  4. antihero

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    Hi, this is what i concerned. i have buy domain name using dash because that available.
    now i feel it's getting hard to get in search engine ranking. domain: buy[dash]camera[dash]online[d0t] <0m 2 dash. lol
    please advice

    sorry if bad english :p
     
  5. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    dash is not your problem.. good content and links will give you rankings.
     
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  6. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    Get both. Rank them and check the results. Choose the better and put a link to it from the second domain.
    That's the way I would go.
    D.
     
  7. Enklave

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    I have good ranked DOMAIN-NAME.com in medium competition niche. And also .com looks better for humans. I personaly looks .info as a cheap extension :)
     
  8. lwbing

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    Me Always Look at SERP, You will See What is The Best Chooes!
     
  9. blue_wings

    blue_wings Newbie

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    I have several domains, .com .net .info and national extension. I made across years all kind of tests and this is what I found out:

    1. .com domains are best choice. You can use dashes, but if you intend to sell it, try better not to use them. Use prefixes ore suffixes instead: a, buy, the, my, find, best, secret, top, hq, az, abc, review, scam, need, no, and so on...I hope you got the idea.

    2. next comes the .info, .org, .biz and .net, all the same. I know it sounds awkward, but a .info domain requires same amount of effort to rank as a .net domain...

    3. national extensions, including .us, .eu are only good for a local market. If you live in France and want to build a website in french, then buy a .fr extension. It will rank faster than .com or any other extension for the local market...
     
  10. radiant

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    I also think with a dash is better than a .info. I myself ranked sites with dashes .coms.
     
  11. goliard

    goliard Registered Member

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    I wouldn't worry about the dash, it does make it look less professional than without dash, but it's still a lot better than a .info. You could also try to add another world, like abinfo, abnow, abtoday, abnet, etc...(a is the first keyworld and b is the second).